Water Treatment

Water Problems And Corrections
Many people determine the quality of the water they consume by how it smells, tastes or looks. Although these are important criteria, they are primarily aesthetic properties of the water. A glass of water may not look, smell or taste good, but it could still be suitable to drink from a health standpoint. The way water looks, smells and tastes can be used to help determine what type of treatment is necessary to improve the quality of the water. Continue reading “Water Treatment”

Rainwater Harvesting

Rainwater harvesting is an ancient technique enjoying a revival in popularity due to the inherent quality of rainwater and interest in reducing consumption of treated water. Rainwater is valued for its purity and softness. It has a nearly neutral pH, and is free from disinfection by-products, salts, minerals, and other natural and man-made contaminants. Plants thrive under irrigation with stored rainwater. Appliances last longer when free from the corrosive or scale effects of hard water. Users with potable systems prefer the superior taste and cleansing properties of rainwater.

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Poultry Farming Practical Guide

Poultry Farming is probably one of the most lucrative farming business you can do especially when it is setup and managed properly. The farmers we currently have are not producing enough poultry and will not be enough even in the next ten years! This aspect of livestock farming presents one of the finest opportunity for entrepreneurs to make good money within the shortest period of time possible. This is made possible due to the quick maturity of chickens. Continue reading “Poultry Farming Practical Guide”

Production Guidelines Watermelon

Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) is a warm, long-season crop. Watermelon
has been marginally competitive in the 2000 to 2003 production seasons
as a vegetable crop.

Production has declined in the past years. Some
decrease has been the result of increased yields. However, much of the
decline was the result of reduced consumer demand, leading to the sale
of poor-quality melons. Efforts at many research stations have helped Continue reading “Production Guidelines Watermelon”

Make money by growing mushrooms

There are hundreds of identified species of fungi which, since time immemorial, have made a significant global contribution to human food
and medicine. Some estimate that the total number of useful fungi – defined
as having edible and medicinal value – are over 2 300 species. Although
this contribution has historically been made through the collection of
wild edible fungi, there is a growing interest in cultivation to supplement,
or replace, wild harvest. This is a result of the increased recognition
of the nutritional value of many species, coupled with the realization
of the income generating potential of fungi through trade. In addition,
where knowledge about wild fungi is not passed on within families or
throughout communities, people have become more reluctant to
wild harvest and prefer to cultivate mushrooms instead.

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Tropical Greenhouse Growing

We all love the idea of tropical plants, well, anything tropical really. It puts our mind in a place of relaxation, fresh plants, and a juiciness that can only be found in tropical fruits. The only problem is when you want to grow these plants yourself, especially when you can’t find them in your local market, and you live in a very non-tropical place like northern Canada.  Continue reading “Tropical Greenhouse Growing”

Building a Floating Hydroponic Garden

M. Sweat, R. Tyson, R. Hochmuth

The Aztecs amazed the Spanish conquistadors with their floating gardens, and now 500 years later you can impress your friends and neighbors with
yours. A floating hydroponic garden is easy to build and can provide a tremendous amount of nutritious vegetables for home use, and best of all, hydroponic systems avoid many pest problems commonly
associated with the soil. This simple guide will show you how to build your own floating hydroponic garden using material locally available at a cost of
about $50.00
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